On 4 May 2019, tram drivers from all over Europe celebrated the 8th European Championship in Brussels with a record number of 25 teams from 21 European countries.
What an exciting Friday morning: At their first meeting, 50 lucky and excited drivers eagerly await the welcoming speech. Afterwards each team presents itself with a video and a big hello. The most important question every year is: Which disciplines have to be mastered? The 2019 disciplines are: Acceleration of the tram to 30 km/h with subsequent precision braking, estimation of the lateral distance in a curve, precise stop with door 2 on the way back, a drive-over test in which the driver has to come to a precise stop with the front, and finally tram bowling. Now it is time to find out how the local vehicles work: The training drives at the STIB depot can begin!
Boarding completed! 25 teams from 21 nations participate in the 8thTRAM-EM – more nations than ever before. We are looking forward to welcoming teams from Barcelona, Basel, Bergen, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Dublin, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Luxembourg, Milan, Malaga, Manchester, Moscow, Oradea, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart, and Vienna.
The following hotels are happy to welcome fans of the 8thTRAM-EM:
Hotel Ibis Brussels City Centre
Rue Joseph Plateau 2
Tel: +32 2 6200426
Novotel Brussels City Centre
Rue de la vièrge noire 32
Tel: +32 2 6200428
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47
Tel: +32 2 219 28 28
Thon Hotel EU
Rue de la Loi 75
Tel. +32 2 204 39 11
Date: May 4, 2019
Location: Rue Royale/Koningsstraat next to the Parc de Bruxelles
09.30 – Live presentation of the competition disciplines
10.00 – Opening ceremony of the 8thTRAM-EM with presentation of the teams
11.00 – First competition run
13.00 – Lunch break with live music
14.00 – Second competition run
17.00 – Award ceremony and closing ceremony
… and family entertainment all day long, with tram presentation, kids area, and many more more.
We are looking forward to welcoming a lot of fans and spectators. The entry is free!
A record number of 25 teams from 19 European nations came together on May 5, 2018 in Stuttgart to compete for the titel “Best European Tramdriver”. More than 300 individual decision demanded teamwork, driving skills, speed and of course a bit of luck.
Corinne Leroy and Karim Annouche from the RATP team Paris competed against 44 other tram drivers from all over Europe on June 4, 2017 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
All under the sign of the 10th tram-anniversary – that’s how the Sixth European Tramdriver Championship presents itself. Recently, the official logo is known. It combines both events perfectly. Continue reading
You usually associate the Canarian Island Tenerife with holidays, beach and palms. On June 4th 2017 there will come along another highlight, the Tram! Then again the best european tram drivers will compete at the sixth TRAM-EM in the capital Santa Cruz.
The thrilling competitions of the 5th TRAM-EM in Berlin are over and the winner is … BUDAPEST!!! Congratulations! After winning the first TRAM-EM 2012 in Dresden, 4 years later, Budapest can be proud of winning the title “Best European Tram Driver” for the seccond time
For those unable to attend the competition in Berlin personally we will provide the event, with 12 cameras from 10AM to 6PM, on our website www.tramem.eu.
The TRAM-EM will be also shown on the TV channel RBB via cable and satellite. Turn on April 23 on 6:30 PM!
27 teams from 17 European nations will participate on April 23 to determine the rail driving champion.
Registered are: Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Florence, Frankfurt/Main, Helsinki, Krakow, Leipzig, Lyon, Madrid, Oradea, Ostrava, Paris, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tenerife, and Vienna. We are especially pleased to welcome new participants from Birmingham, Gothenburg, Innsbruck, Porto, Prague, and Zurich.
The first fan buses have also been announced, for example from Dresden, Vienna, Budapest, and Zurich.
(63€ per Person and night)
(49€ per Person and night)
(Ruschestraße 45, 10367 Berlin, +49 30 555070)
April 23, 2016 at the BVG depot Siegfriedstraße 30-45, 10365 Berlin
10:00 AM Opening ceremony of the 5th TRAM-EM European Tramdriver Championship
– Video opener
– Venterra presents EM-song “All for gold”
– Welcome speech Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta (Chairman of the BVG) and Andreas Geisel (Senator for Urban Development and the Environment)
– Team presentation
– Official opening
10:45 AM First race of the 5th TRAM-EM
01:00 PM Venterra live
01:30 PM Second race of the 5th TRAM-EM
03:45 PM Venterra live
04:30 PM The Berlin TRAM-Bowling Cup (the best eight teams in a tournament)
05:00 PM award ceremony (best driver, best team, Berlin Tram-Bowling champ)
05:15 PM Baton handover ceremony for the 6th TRAM-EM in Tenerife 2017
05:20 PM Party with 88.8
07:30 PM End of the event
Meet tramdrivers from 27 European cities and discover your favorites in the drivers camp. For children a playarea is available. Information of the latest career opportunities from BVG will be available. A food and beverages will also be provided.
The entry is free.
For the first time TRAM-EM has an official song. It called “All for Gold” and is performed by the Berlin band Venterra.
Whoever wants to experience Venterra live can do so on April 23, 2016 at the TRAM-EM stage at the BVG depot Berlin-Lichtenberg, Siegfriedstraße 30-45.
Finally the disciplines for the 5th TRAM-EM on 23rd April 2016 in Berlin are definite.
With the collaboration of the Berlin transport service authority BVG we have intensively discussed the tasks and finally determined 5 competitive disciplines. Fun and excitement are guaranteed on a 150 meters long course with 3 rails and 2 different tram types.
There will be a points and time measurement for 4 disciplines. The popular TRAM-Bowling should also not be missing on that special day. Which challenges the drivers will have to pass exactly we will let you know on 22nd April 2016 😉
What is yellow, related to a tram and includes the “Berlin Bear”? – Right, the new official logo of the TRAM-EM 2016. Because the 5th TRAM-EM takes place in the metropolis Berlin this year. And that you don´t miss the championship, the Berlin transport service authority BVG will soon start an extensive poster campaign within the Berlin cityscape. Therefore keep your eyes open and save the date – The big day is on April 23, 2016 in the depot Lichtenberg!
As always we are interested in your opinion. How do you like the Logo?